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  • Eastern Air Lines Seeks Up to 10 Planes in Brand Revival

    Eastern Air Lines Group Inc., the startup carrier whose namesake was shut down in 1991, is shopping for as many as 10 used jets and looking at new models as it plots its debut as a charter operator.

  • Virgin America Plots American-Southwest Showdown in Texas

    Virgin America Inc., the discount carrier partly owned by U.K. billionaire Richard Branson, wants to step up competition with American Airlines Group Inc. and Southwest Airlines Co. on their home turf in Texas.

  • American Slots at Reagan, LaGuardia Sold for $425 Million

    American Airlines Group Inc. sold take-off and landing rights at Reagan National Airport and LaGuardia Airport for more than $425 million as part of its settlement of a government antitrust lawsuit last year.

  • Virgin America Purchases Eight Slots at Reagan National

    Virgin America Inc. won flying rights at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, as American Airlines Group Inc. sells off assets required from its merger with US Airways Group Inc. last year.

  • Delta Favors Fliers Paying Most as Loyalty Plan Is Recast

    Delta Air Lines Inc.’s shift to basing frequent-flier awards on the cost of the ticket instead of miles flown adds to benefits enjoyed by travelers who pay the highest fares and penalizes those who seek the cheapest price.

  • Southwest Airlines to Return Bonus Reagan Flight Slot Pair

    Southwest Airlines Co., which acquired most of the flying rights sold by American Airlines Group Inc. at Washington’s Reagan National Airport, said it will return one pair of the slots that it received for free and didn’t plan to use.

  • Southwest Airlines to Let Bonus Reagan Flight Slots Sit Idle

    Southwest Airlines Co., which acquired most of the flying rights sold by American Airlines Group Inc. at Washington’s Reagan National Airport, said it secured one pair of the slots for free.

  • Will Richard Branson's Virgin America Fly?

    On a sunny, wind-swept December morning, Virgin America kicked off a day of festivities along the otherwise unfestive runways of Dallas Fort Worth Airport. Four longhorn cattle lolled in a pen while dignitaries such as Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert lunched on pulled pork and ribs, and lasso artists twirled rope. The main attraction was the host, 60-year-old Sir Richard Branson, billionaire bon vivant and founder of the Virgin Group. While he was at the center of the celebration, he was also making an incursion into enemy territory.

  • Spirit Airlines Passengers Go for Cheap Tickets Over Time

    Spirit Airlines Inc. carved out a niche as the ultra low-cost, no-frills carrier, charging for everything from carry-on bags to printing boarding passes. It’s achieved another get-what-you-pay-for milestone, this time as the airline with the worst on-time record in North America.

  • Southwest Tops JetBlue in Buying American’s Washington Slots

    Southwest Airlines Co. won the most flying rights at Washington’s Reagan National Airport, topping JetBlue Airways Corp. in the last major asset sale demanded by regulators for the merger creating American Airlines Group Inc.

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